Work on Millcreek's General Plan began in 2017 shortly after incorporation, and was approved in early 2019. The Plan specifically outlined the need for a central city gathering place in the heart of Millcreek where residents could enjoy a sense of community and common identity.
General Plan in hand, the Millcreek City Council and city staff got to work planning a City Center with these guiding principles in mind:
The City Center should emphasize walkability, and minimize internal traffic & parking demand
The City Center should include municipal property owned by the city and designated for public use
The design of Millcreek's City Center should represent the city in ways that are distinctive from other cities and unique to Millcreek
The City Center should emphasize culture, art, ideas & interaction between citizens
The City Center should be a true "center" that connects Millcreek residents as the cultural hub and heart of the city
We then began work on a City Center Master Plan, which was adopted June 10, 2019. Different from the General Plan, the City Center Master Plan delves deep into the details of what our future City Center will look like and is intended to guide future development.
Millcreek Common Groundbreaking - March 9, 2021
About Millcreek's new City Center
Development of Millcreek Common is being broken into two Phases:
Phase 1 will see the construction of a plaza that includes an ice ribbon and splash pad, retail, and the site of the new Millcreek City Hall.
Phase 2 will focus on mixed-used development, an outdoor amphitheater, and landscaping that will bring out the existing beauty that Millcreek has to offer.
View the documents below for more information on what's in store for Millcreek Common!